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"Gist" machine translation vs Next generation translation

The table below shows an example of the difference between translating a document from French into English without a dictionary("gist" machine translation) and the translation after applying a dictionary(Next generation translation).

The document is a list of actions agreed at a meeting between an English property developer and his French builder to finish the development of a property. In this case applying the customer's own dictionary was essential in delivering a translation that could be used for practical purposes and which enabled the building project to be finished.

As you will see the translation before dictionaries were applied is inaccurate and confusing - so much so that the document was unusable. However, after applying dictionaries, whilst the translation wasn't perfect, the document was perfectly usable.

The dictionary was derived from the customer's own data using Translution dictionary creation services.

For clarity, the errors in the translation before dictionaries have been applied are highlighted in red.

To review more examples of the impact that creating a dictionary can have, read this White Paper

"Gist" machine translation Next generation translation
Agenda Agenda
1.0 Room 3/corridor - rez garden Room 3/corridor - garden floor
To check the descriptions for the luminaries - to send to Eric To check the descriptions for the up lights - to send to Eric
Detail of the cabinet/piece of furniture bathroom of approved Eric Detail of the bathroom cabinet and bathroom furniture of Eric was approved
To confirm: cupboard pharmacy with mirror with the top of the wash-hand basin - can one heat the mirror? To confirm: medicine cabinet with mirror with the top of the wash-hand basin - can one heat the mirror?
Could the hue of polite cement be modified later? Could the hue of the polished cement be modified later?
The color retained for polite cement is 12 His CY030 The color retained for the polished cement is 12 His CY030
The sample drink floor was approved: Natural Wood Floor company 160x120 unsealed oak - (oak not sealed). The wood floor sample was approved: Natural Wood Floor company 160x120 unsealed oak - (oak not sealed) .
Mark will obtain an additional sample and will see whether Eric can find the same one in Switzerland. Mark will obtain an additional sample and will see whether Eric can find the same one in Switzerland.
1 armchair ok 1 armchair ok
Floor drink for the corridors. Wood floor for the corridors.
It will be necessary to center the spots of the corridor It will be necessary to center the spots of the corridor
To check height of the TV - perhaps it will be necessary to raise it in order to be able to look it since the bed. To check height of the TV - perhaps it will be necessary to raise it in order to be able to look it from the bed.
Rack for appreciated TV   - to manufacture in oak to be matched with wood ground + mural console Rack for TV was appreciated - to manufacture in oak to be matched with the wooden floor + wall console
Approved settee Sofa was approved
Count approved The table was approved
Luminaries on foot approved - to make idem for the bedside lamps Free-standing lights were approved - to make idem for the bedside lamps
Mark will subject all the colors for confirmation Mark will submit all the colors for confirmation
Fabric settee - DG mezzola noughat - idem for curtains Sofa fabric - DG mezzola noughat - idem for curtains
Sample CT 200 leather for chair Sample CT 200 leather for chair
The plans of joinery for the "kitchenette" will be sent to Eric The joinery plans for the “kitchenette” will be sent to Eric
Line out modern steel with rings steel steel wished for curtains Modern steel track with steel loop holes wished for curtains
2.0 The room Media 2.0 The Media room
It should be reorientated the part so that the screen TV is with the other end It should be reorientated the room so that the screen TV is with the other end
TV - Samsung HL - R718W - To check dimensions to embed it in the wall TV - Samsung HL - R718W - To check dimensions to embed it in the wall
Not for Sisal - gluer- gluer ok but one seeks an option softer carpet Not for Sisal - color ok but one seeks a softer carpet option
Loudspeakers of environment for TV and box basic - will have to be embedded in wall Surround Speakers for TV and sub-woofer - will have to be embedded in wall
Approved settee and poufs Sofa and ottomans were approved
To seek other tables To seek other tables
With liked coffee table settee and lamps Coffee table, sofa and lamps were liked.
With liked  storage unit B and B Italia Piece of furniture of storage area B and B Italia was liked.
The samples color will be sent in San Francisco The colour samples will be sent to San Francisco